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1997 cavalier turn signal lights

I need to replace my rear turn signal bulb. I can get to the turn signal mechanism but cannot pull the bulb out of the 'frame'. Is there something I need to turn or push or pull to make the bulb come out? I've done this before but for the life of me, I can't remember how I did it and I'm afraid I'm going to break it since all I can think of is to pull harder (which is not working). Thanks!

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You have to push in the bulb and turn it counterclockwise. Be careful not to break the bulb. If it happens to break, just get a pair of needlenose pliers and push and turn the bulb. the have a groove going down and a little turn to lock the bulb in place.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008


I had this same problem last month. There's no magic trick to it - I finally got it out when I pulled HARD. But it turned out that the bulb had rusted into the frame so badly that even after I got the bulb out, cleaned out the frame and inserted a new bulb, it still only worked sporidically (the rust or whatever it was, was why it was so hard to get the bulb out in the first place). I finally went to the chevy dealer yesterday and shelled out seven bucks for a new frame - and now it works perfectly.

If it's any help, this is where i went for the instructions on how to change the bulb.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008


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